July 6, 2017
Architecture Nature

German company Green City Solutions released an urban bench that occupies 3.5 sqm and whose moss panel produces valuable oxygen and cools the surrounding air, just like 275 urban trees can do. Moss is protected by plant coverage and binds particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and CO2. CityTree has integrated IoT technology that collects, analyses and visualises data about its status and environmental performance. The structure features a fully automated provision of water and nutrients using a built-in tank, and integrates solar panels that generate the necessary energy, that is stored in batteries. There are several wood and colour options, while the materials used are all recyclable and can be dismantled within eight hours.

275 trees in one urban bench
Design and production: Green City Solutions
Year: 2016
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